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The article about hospice

1. Live for today: Atul Gawande makes the case for hospice care by Sandra Yin In what could turn out to be a seminal article that helps raise demand for hospice care and helps the terminally ill consider a more thoughtful approach to the art of dying, Brigham and...

Is Hospice the Patient’s Choice?

I read this on Fierce Care this morning but I also read the article in the New Yorker mag. It was quite wonderful and very supportive of a patient’s choice. Both my parents died at home, their choice, and hospice was wonderful. As medicine begins to admit what...

A Real Dilemma for Nurses who want to be healers…

Well, my mind is pretty chaotic this morning. I have to decide how to fix the whole health care system. A little delusional no doubt, but I’ve got to give it another shot. Or figure out what nurses can do to help patients out. I was listening to one of my old...

Where Is Nursing Now?

The more I read, the more I’m amazed at how much the “business” of Medicine has taken over the calling of healing. The system is truly broken. We blame patients for not taking the responsibility for their own care but we don’t even give them...